More than forty years ago, Yupo Corporation embarked on a journey to create a variety of grades of synthetic paper that would stand out among competitors. Today, YUPO Synthetic Paper is 100% recyclable, waterproof and tree-free, with attributes and properties that make it the perfect solution for a variety of marketing, design, packaging and labeling needs. Currently the largest manufacturer of synthetic papers in the Western Hemisphere, YUPO Synthetic Paper is manufactured in a 160,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility in Chesapeake VA. Among popular applications: Annual Reports, Posters, Postcards, Menus, Labels, Catalogs, Calendars, Inserts, Index Tabs, Hang Tags, Bookmarks, Envelopes, Banners, Manuals, Magazines, Maps, Business Cards, Kids’ Books, Bellybands, POP Materials, Flysheets, Coasters, Backlit Displays, Travel Guides, Water-Resistant Books, and Heavy-Use Materials. Available grades include YUPO Original, YUPO Accel (a fast-drying gloss), YUPO Blue (certified at RIT for HP Indigo®), YUPO IML (for labels) and more. Of special note are the Wally Awards for design utilizing YUPO products. The 2016 winner, Brand and Design Director Daniel Ko of Toyota Financial Services, was featured in the October 2016 edition of GDUSA. Daniel’s winning project was a poster using YUPO® Original 78 lb. text that doubled as a pocket folder in a style reminiscent of old-time travel brochures.